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Christmas at Castle Coole

Father Christmas giving a present to a young girl
Meet Santa at Castle Coole in Enniskillen | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

We had so much fun creating the magic of Christmas at Castle Coole this year. We had a heart-warming celebration featuring Santa, in partnership with Cancer Connect NI, and delightful festive afternoon teas in the mansion.

Our Christmas festivities for 2023 have now finished at Castle Coole

The information below is for Christmas 2023. This page will be updated when our Christmas events for 2024 are confirmed.

Winter Wonderland 2023

Cancer Connect NI are bringing their 2023 Winter Wonderland event to Castle Coole in Enniskillen, creating a magical olde world weekend experience for families in Fermanagh.

When is the Winter Wonderland?

  • Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November
  • Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December
  • Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December

What visitors can expect?

Boarding the Polar Express at the special 'Railway Station' in Enniskillen Model School, ticketholders will be greeted by the elves to board the only road train in Ireland. Travelling through Enniskillen, the train will take to the winding forest trails of this historic estate to reach the 18th century mansion at Castle Coole.

Having discovered the spectacular views along the way, excited parents and children will reach Santa's secret residence where the elves will invite families to take a magical step back in time to meet Father Christmas. Visitors will also meet Mrs Claus as she prepares festive treats in the kitchen.

With craft activities and storytelling along the way, this is one event not to be missed.

Festive afternoon tea
Christmas themed afternoon tea | © NTI Images/John Millar

Festive afternoon teas

Treat yourself to a Festive Afternoon Tea experience in Castle Coole's Breakfast Room. Savour delicious offerings from The Tully Mill Restaurant while being serenaded by the melodic tunes of local pianist Jonathan Beatty and his gifted students. Following this delightful experience, immerse yourself in the rich history of Castle Coole with a guided house tour.

When are the Festive Afternoon Teas?

  • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November
  • Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December

Limited spaces are available.

Child choosing a festive biscuit from a display
Tuck into traditional treats | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

Festive food at the tearoom

Visit the tearoom at Castle Coole for some delicious festive favourites. As well as the usual hot drinks, there will be seasonal hot chocolates to keep everyone warm after a wintery walk or the Christmas festivities. If you’re feeling peckish, there will be a range of tasty traditional treats to tuck into while soaking up the festive spirit.

The tearoom will be open Friday-Sunday until Christmas, from 10am-4pm.

Visitors exploring the grounds of Castle Coole, County Fermanagh

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